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Deep Dive

Welcome to our Deep Dive! Discover key facts and figures about common careers paths you may follow after completing one of our programs in our areas of study. Explore available pathways to degrees, salary expectations, and labour market information for possible program-specific job titles.


Why College?

  • Lower tuition fees
  • Offering diplomas, certificates, and post-graduate certificates
  • Now offering degrees
  • Earn both a diploma and a degree through our pathways with partnering universities
  • College graduates get hired more1*
  • Better connected to industry through employer connections
  • College graduates are loved by employers2*
  • Postsecondary graduate debt is lower**
  • More focused on a career path through programming and placements

*Sourced from a 2015 survey by George Brown College of over 800 employers in the Greater Toronto Area.
1Employers expressed that college graduates were hired more often than university graduates in the last two years (75% vs. 68%)
254% of employers said they believe colleges offer more relevant work experience through field placements, internships or co-op, compared to universities (54% vs. 11%)
** Find details within each area of study

Employment Services

Our Employment Services are here to support students, new graduates and beyond in their job search. Students and new grads can work with the Student Job Centre on campus to help connect you to industry partners related to your program. Access supports like cover letter and resume development, goal setting, interview prep, job matching, job trials, workshop, information sessions and career exploration.

Once you are approaching graduation or have already completed your studies, you can visit Employment Solutions, a department of 91̽. You can get employment consulting, resume and cover letter development, individualized job search planning, networking opportunities, mock interviews, job matching and placement initiative, and more at our Sault Ste. Marie or Blind River office.

Click here to learn about our Employment Services

Sources

Unless otherwise stated within an area of study, the data presented throughout the area of study pages has been sourced as follows:

  • Hourly Wages sourced from Job Bank Canada reference 2022 Ontario wages; wages are based on the National Occupational Classification each job falls within
  • Labour Market Conditions sourced from Job Bank Canada and reference projected labour demand and supply in Canada for the 2022-2031 period
  • Job Prospects for Ontario sourced from Job Bank Canada for the 2022-2024 period; employment outlooks have one of six ratings: Undetermined, Very Limited, Limited, Moderate, Good, and Very Good
  • Number of job postings sourced from Employment Solutions’ 2022 Labour Market Information Report and reference number of individual job postings by employers through their Sault Ste. Marie and Blind River offices

Note: The Ontario government increased the minimum wage to $16.55 an hour on October 1, 2023. This increase has now been reflected as appropriate within Salary Expectations.